Belizean forced to check with Guatemala military to visit Belize side of river
Natural light photographer Tony Rath was on an excursion on the Sarstoon, an area frequented by Guatemalans and has no presence by Belize.
Rath said "While working along the Sarstoon River, we were "forced" to check into the Guatemalan military base seen here at the mouth of the river; first time I've been required to register with the Guatemala military to visit Belize. And the river bank on the Belize side has been trashed...no wildlife, frequent cut trails, seine nets (lots), what appears to be homesteading and of course logging. Sad."